Browsing: Crime

A Brief History On February 25, 1836, Sam Colt patented his cap and ball revolver that would give rise to all the modern revolvers that followed.  We previously discussed this important event in firearms evolution in our article “Sam Colt Patents His Revolver” and also listed “10 Best Revolvers of All Time” among our many articles about firearms.  This time we address those revolvers we would like to personally own above all others, if of course money was no object.  While we are firmly in the semi-automatic pistol camp for carrying a military, police, or personal protection handgun, we recognize…

A Brief History On February 21, 2019, Chicago Police arrested television actor Jussie Smollett on a felony charge of “Disorderly Conduct,” for the action of filing a false police report claiming he had been the victim of hate crimes, including mailed threats and being physically assaulted.  Turns out the claims were false, after much media and celebrity handwringing and accusations had been flying around.  People now ask, “Why would he do such a thing?”  In the past, we discussed “10 Examples of “False Flag” Attacks” and today we delve into the issue again, this time leaning toward the filing…

A Brief History On February 18, 1942, the Japanese Imperial Army began a carefully planned massacre of ethnic Chinese men in the conquered territories of Singapore and Malaya, an effort to eliminate what the Japanese perceived to be “hostile elements.”  As many as 100,000 Chinese men were executed in a purge called Sook Ching by the Chinese.  Soldiers carrying out the deadly deeds were supervised by the Kempeitai, the Japanese secret police. Digging Deeper The Japanese saw the Chinese as their main enemy in Asia and called the purge of ethnic Chinese “Kakyō Shukusei”  or  “purging of Overseas Chinese” in…

A Brief History On February 14, 2005, former Lebanese Prime Minister and then a multi-billionaire Rafic Hariri was blown up while driving in his motorcade in Beirut by a suicide car bomb.  Born in Sidon, Lebanon in 1944, Hariri worked as a teacher and in the construction business in Saudi Arabia where he made his fortune, He returned to his war torn homeland where he was a force for peace, only to be assassinated by Hezbollah terrorists a year after he left office. Digging Deeper As a young adult, Hariri went to Saudi Arabia to seek work in 1965, soon…

A Brief History On February 12, 1993, a pair of deranged 10 year old English boys kidnapped and murdered 2 year old James Bulger from a shopping center in Bootle, Merseyside, England.  Before 1993 was over, the two murderous kidnappers had already been convicted of kidnapping, torturing and murdering the poor toddler, making the deadly duo the youngest persons convicted of murder in modern British history. Digging Deeper Video surveillance from New Strand Shopping Centre later showed police the 2 perpetrators looking over potential targets until they spotted the young boy that would be their prey, little James Bulger.  James…

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